American colleges and universities teach us that lying is SOP … so what should we expect form those we elect t lead us…???

...American colleges and universities teach us that lying is SOP … so what should we expect form those we elect t lead us…???

 

American colleges are using shell companies to skirt taxes and bury investments that might spark campus protests, leaked documents show

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:06 PM EST

 

Schools have increasingly turned to secretive offshore investments, the files show, which let them swell their endowments with blocker corporations, and avoid scrutiny of ventures involving fossil fuels or other issues that could set off campus controversy.

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The New York Times

A trove of millions of leaked documents from a Bermuda-based law firm, Appleby, reflects some of the tax wizardry used by American colleges and universities. Schools have increasingly turned to secretive offshore investments, the files show, which let them swell their endowments with blocker corporations, and avoid scrutiny of ventures involving fossil fuels or other issues that could set off campus controversy.

Buoyed by lucrative tax breaks, college endowments have amassed more than $500 billion nationwide. The wealth is concentrated in a small group of schools, tilting toward private institutions like those in the Ivy League and other highly selective colleges. About 11 percent of higher-education institutions in the United States hold 74 percent of the money, according to an analysis in 2015 by the Congressional Research Service.

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